I Am Troy Davis
BOOK IN PROCESS: I AM TROY DAVIS:
1991: Troy Davis was convicted of the murder of a white police officer, Mark MacPhail, in Savannah, GA. Despite the fact that there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime, Troy was sentenced to death. Troy’s sister, Martina Davis-Correia, became Troy’s staunchest advocate, finding every possible avenue to defend her brother’s innocence, and becoming a leading international figure in the battle against the death penalty.
2001: Martina, now the single mother of a six-year old boy named De’Jaun, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. At the time of her diagnosis, her cancer had metastasized so widely that her liver was covered in breast cancer tumors. She was given six months to live.
2011: For twenty years, Martina was engaged in a double struggle: for her brother’s life, working tirelessly to prove his innocence; and for her own life, surviving against all odds and every medical prediction. Troy was executed on September 21, 2011 despite an international outcry and Martina succumbed to her battle with cancer exactly two months after Troy was buried. Their fight against the death penalty and against injustice lives on.
I Am Troy Davis will be a compelling journey through the highs and lows of the Troy Davis case and the moments of personal adversity that were overcome with overwhelming strength and courage by Troy, Martina, and the Davis family. I Am Troy Davis is, at its heart, the story of the unbreakable bond between Troy, his sister Martina, and her son De’Jaun.
Videos about Troy:
Watch a video series made with Amnesty International, unpacking exactly what we meant when we said "Too Much Doubt"
Watch a video made with Martina Davis-Correia, Troy Davis's sister, as she walks us through the crime scene and explains what happened
Articles about Troy and the Davis family:
Jen Marlowe has been writing about Troy and the Davis family for the past four years:
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
yes!, September 21, 2012
Georgia Plans to Kill Troy Davis Next Week. Can It Still Be Stopped?
Colorlines, September 14, 2011
A Sister Who Fought For Her Brother’s Life, While Clinging to Her Own
Colorlines, December 6, 2011
Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement
Colorlines, September 30, 2011
A Circle of Prayer for Troy Davis—and the Country That Would Kill Him
Colorlines, September 21, 2011
Dispatch from Death Row: Saving Troy Davis With a Family’s Love
Colorlines, June 1, 2011
Too Much Doubt: Is Georgia Really Prepared to Kill Troy Davis?
The Nation, September 13, 2011
The Locked Gate: Standing Up For My Brother on Death Row
yes!, May 10, 2011
Troy Davis Innocence Claim Denied
The Nation, September 8, 2010